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About me

When a client hires me, he or she should stop losing sleep at night, knowing that I am watching out for their legal interests.  Since I started practice in 2006, I have handled more than a thousand cases, and have forged a reputation based on honesty, sincerity, and hard work.

I adhere to a firm belief that an attorney should always put his client's needs ahead of his own, and that the client deserves to know what is going on in his/her case at all times, even if its not always what the client wants to hear.  Only by being honest, and tackling tough lssues head-on can we forge ahead to reach the client's goals.

If you have a family law, criminal defense, or personal injury issue, give me a call, and let me do the worrying for you.



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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 50%
    10 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    10 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Stefan Kane McBride

    My only hesitation in recommending James is that it makes it more likely that I might face him as opposing counsel. He's smart and does careful work.


    Stefan McBride Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.


    John Ralls Oil & Gas Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

The Bargar Law Firm, P.A.

1510 Mill St.
P.O. Box 2380
Conway, AR, 72033-2380


ARAuthorized to practice200601/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Readers' Choice Awards - Personal InjuryArkansas Life Magazine2014
10 Best - Client Satisfaction AwardAmerican Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
Top 100 Tial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
What Family Court Judges Want You to KnowNBI seminar2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Assistant EditorUALR Law Review2005
Associate EditorUALR Law Review2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Bargar Law Firm, P.A.2006 - Present
Law ClerkLittlepage & Associates, PC/ Littlepage Booth2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pulaski Co. Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/A2014 - Present
Faulkner County Bar Associationmember2008 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Arkansas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Linn v. Miller, 99 Ark. App. 407Prevailed on appellate matter.
Order of Protection - Defenseprevailed - no permanent OP entered
Divorce - temp alimonyprevailed - judge awarded temp alimony
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Publication nameTitleDate
self-published - compact disc"Stuff ya gotta know about filing for divorce and custody in Arkansas"2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Arkansas - Little RockSecondary EducationM.Ed.2000
University of Arkansas - Little RockJournalism and Mass CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Greenbrier High SchoolN/AN/A1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Media Law and EthicsIssues in Media Law2011
Univ. of Ark. Comm. College at MorriltonRhetoric and Writing2010
Central Baptist College - Media Law ClassIssues in Media Law history2009
AP Gov't class - Mills Univ. Studies H.S.Current Issues in Constitutional Law2008
AP Gov't class - Mills Univ. Studies H.S.Current Issues in Constitutional Law2007